Local Event Helps Families Honor MLK's Legacy
Those attending the event at the Banneker-Douglass Museum will enjoy literary performances, participate in a day of service and be part of a group art project.
If you and your family are looking for a meaningful way to spend this Martin Luther King Day, consider attending the Garment of Destiny: A Day of Remembrance and Service event at the Bannker-Douglass Museum on Franklin Street.
The event is free, fun for the whole family and lasts from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. According to the museum's website the event will include performances of poems, monologues and literary passages from prominent figures in African American history.
Genevieve Caplan, the education and public programs manager for the museum, said after the perfomances, people will be able to participate in service activities, including volunteering in the museum's library.
In addition, those attending will have the chance to be part of a special art project led by a local artist. Participants will be able to select a piece of construction paper and document their hopes and dreams for the future. The final project, once complete, will be on display in the museum, Caplan said.
The idea, Caplan said, is based on a famous quote from King. The quote, which can be read on the museum's website here, says "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
"This is the first time we've done (the event) in this format with the garment," Caplan said.
Caplan said the hope for those attending the event is that they enjoy themselves, learn something and are able to have an open dialogue with others attending the event.
Those attending are encouraged to register in advance, which can be done by calling or emailing the museum.
Caplan said the event offers a little bit of something to appeal to everybody.
For more information, visit the museum website.